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Yoruba Beaded Fan Ivory Coast African Art

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Title Yoruba Beaded Fan Ivory Coast African Art
Type of Object Fan
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Wood, cotton, metal, shell, mock coral, stone, glass, and leather
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 16 Inches
Width: 9 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Worn leather, broken stitches, dirty fabric

Addition Information: Recommended Reading: Drewal , H. J. and J. Pemberton III, with R. Abiodun Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought, (New York, 1989) Drewal, H. J. and M. Thompson Drewal., Gelede, Art and Female Power among the Yoruba. 1983. Fagg, W. and J. Pemberton III: Yoruba Sculpture of West Africa, (New York, 1982) Lawal, B.: The Gelede Spectacle. Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in an African Culture. (Seattle, London 1996) Mato, Daniel, Chelsea Cooksey, Yoruba: Art of Life. The Bennett-Luther Collection, Denver 2004 Witte, H.: A Closer Look; Local Styles in the Yoruba Art Collection of the Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal. 2004.